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Dec 23, 2012 8:00am EST
that is behind it, bob francis, with the weiss avenue volunteer fire department. good morning. >> good morning, sharon. >>reporter: how long does it take to put this into play? >> we start constructing this around the middle of october, but when you talk about the number of main hours, you're talking almost 3,000 main hours to put it together. >>reporter: we're not just talking trains with some houses. you have a working drive-in theater, there's a ravens game going on that the ravens are beating the steelers, baseball game, every car is moving or animated. it's absolutely amazing. >> yeah. we have lights and these cars don't come this way, these guys have to work them up, they add the lights, the flashing lights and the animation, it's pretty time intensive. >>reporter: and to make it even more difficult, you do something new every year. >> every year this garden, we have a lot of the same animations, but every year the setup is different. as a matter of fact, our chairman wayne nichols is probably already thinking about how he's going to do this
Dec 9, 2012 8:00am EST
and then you are not just going through the house. we have bob jimerson doing a yuletide sing-alongs in the mansion, just like they did 150 years ago. so it's very participatory. you could spend as much time in your favorite room as you want. it's really awesome. i am dressed in 1812 era clothing. this is the bicentennial of the war of 1812. we are going to have a yuletide ball, i'm told, even dolly madison might be coming this afternoon. it is going to be awesome. it's right in the orange tree. so there is dancing, there's music, there is grass for the kids. they are storytelling. in addition to the mansion on the slave quarters, we are going to be interpreting talk about that. there's a lot you can do here this afternoon. did i tell you, it's all free? you don't need a ticket, don't have to pay admission. say that money. come on out here and go right on through. it's right off the beltway. exit 27 regular mall. you can do your shopping and then hop on over here and enjoy the afternoon festivities. >> you really have to see it to b
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